Good News on the Writing Front

I just got word that my play “Movie Time” has been chosen as a finalist in the National 10 Minute Play Contest. According to the letter, there were over a 1000 plays submitted. Unfortunately, they don’t mention how many made it to finalist stage, but still, it’s good news:

All ten-minute plays will be considered for the Heideman Award ($1000), the Humana Festival of New American Plays, City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival and the Short Cuts Tour. Plays that meet the following criteria will also be considered for the annual Actors Theatre Apprentice Showcase: age range 18-28; minimal sets, minimal props, minimal costume requirements. Link

Considering that I haven’t had much luck with my writing lately (I didn’t mention it, but I received a second rejection for my story “Birds on a Wire”), this news definitely put a smile on my face.

The winner won’t be announced until January of 2010, but in the meantime, “Movie Time” could be picked up for production by any of the companies involved with the contest. If I hear any more news, you’ll be the first to know.

On this day..

2 thoughts on “Good News on the Writing Front

  1. Thanks. I definitely needed the emotional boost that came with the notice that I was a finalist. Considering my plays tend to be odd and science-fictiony (or perhaps science-fictionish, I’m not sure which of those incorrect word structures I prefer), I am pleased that “Movie Time” made it this far. I’ll be surprised if I end up winning (which is, of course, protective coloring against the fact that if I don’t win I’ll be disappointed).

    And if you know anyone who might be looking for off-kilter plays that tend to be written more for directors than actors, feel free to send them over to my “Words” page.

    Let me know how the writing schedule works out for you.

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